art by harsha, standing in until zracknel finishes his magic! Welcome to the NU Open, where all of your old favorites like Charizard and Pikachu (lol) reside. We're almost at the end of the Grand Slam, so do your best in the final stretch! Tournament Rules: General tournament rules and regulations can be found here. Grand Slam rules can be found here. Standard BW2 NU. Best of three, single elimination. The banlist for this tournament is the same as the NU ladder of the Smogon University server of Pokemon Showdown. If tier changes occur during the middle of a round, they will take effect in the subsequent round. Battles should take place on Pokemon Showdown! unless both players agree otherwise.* Shadow Tag Gothitelle is NOT banned from the NU Open. There has been plenty of time to adapt to Gothitelle in NU since its release. If a higher tier bans Gothitelle, it will not be allowed in the remaining rounds. Until then, feel free to use it to your heart's content. A bunch of rulings I expect you all to read (Move your mouse to reveal the content) A bunch of rulings I expect you all to read (open) A bunch of rulings I expect you all to read (close) Identity I expect many battles to be completed under alts and I expect many battles to be completed on other servers to prevent scouting. These kind of factors are pretty bad for tournament security, and thus I will make this clear: If I hear any whispers of identity theft (battling as someone you are not) or proxy battling (helping someone else battle through pm) I will not be pleased and I will take severe actions. Scouting Next, I do not want to hear anything about counterteaming, at all. It is the silliest thing I have ever heard, any battler worth their marbles has more than one team. Do not complain about it. I also don't want to hear about any forceful scouting, whether it be spying on another teams irc channel or following your opponent around on PO. There is a difference between "ipl is known for using stall" and "let me follow ipl around all day to watch all his battles since I am his opponent". I expect a lot of the former and none of the latter. With that said, I give permission to all battlers to ask any person spectating their battle to leave if they do not want them watching. However, given the fact that this is the big stage, I am sure a lot of people want to watch, so don't be too mean. Timer Clause As for taking long between moves, if your opponent asks you to hurry up, please oblige. If you are doing a damage calc for a key turn that is one thing, but prolonging every move is suspicious and annoying. Don't do it. Furthermore, Battle Timeout is a rule for a reason. If you run out of time, you lose, simple as that. It does not matter what your opponent says. Do not battle if you think you will have to leave mid battle, and instead reschedule for a better time. Timing out is still classified as a loss, unless the reason for timing out is a disconnection. If there is any suspicion that a disconnect was carried out deliberately to take advantage of this rule in any way, we reserve the right to exercise a harsh punishment. Disconnections If a player disconnects and either player contends that they could still win, the optimal solution is to recreate the exact situation the disconnection occurred at during the battle. If it is agreed between players that this is not feasible due to unreasonable battle length, highly improbable circumstances, or some other reason, the player who did not disconnect may choose to rematch with either the same teams or (the option to use) new teams. Timing out is still classified as a loss, unless the reason for timing out is a disconnection. If there is any suspicion that a disconnect was carried out deliberately to take advantage of this rule in any way, we reserve the right to exercise a harsh punishment. Do not do it. I know that was a lot to read, but it is all necessary for me to have posted here so everyone can see it in the case of a dispute. I don't want any confusion or any problems. Battle Clauses: Evasion Clause OHKO Clause Sleep Clause Species Clause Timed Battle Team Preview Participants: Players will be selected based on a 62.5% first come first serve and 37.5% randomized basis (if required). Sign-ups will be open for 72 hours. You are encouraged to put your teams together now while sign-ups are taking place to save time once Round 1 is posted. 1. Zebraiken 2. complete legitimacy 3. DC. 4. CHENN 5. TrollFreak 6. Shining Latios 7. McMeghan 8. CrashinBoomBang 9. Ciele 10. Heist 11. MMF 12. -Manu- 13. DittoCrow 14. Sayonara 15. llvallejoll 16. Omicron 17. MarceloDK 18. Pedrock 19. Hill 20. Ningildo 21. uxsee 22. shnen 23. AuraRayquaza 24. Fiction. 25. Pesadilla 26. Kennen 27. Malekith 28. W_M 29. kuja20 30. FLCL 31. Amell 32. Texas Cloverleaf 33. papai noel 34. Lavos Spawn 35. Foster 36. Jimbon 37. Funkasaurus 38. MikeDecIsHere 39. FelixMinamimoto 40. CheezitKing 41. Brotom 42. Friar 43. SethZiBritannia 44. IceCarAdler 45. DrMohammadLi 46. Orichalcos Owl 47. Leftiez 48. Nachos 49. Dr Ciel 50. Hyllian 51. Double01 52. sandshrewz 53. The Hitman 54. fatty 55. undisputed 56. Alice 57. senegal 58. Master of the Six Kings 59. davidness 60. Steven Snype 61. Flashrider57 62. T-Dogg 63. locopoke 64. JabbaTheGriffin 65. kokoloko 66. Metroid78 67. WhiteQueen 68. Pocket 69. dholt12 70. Bloo 71. Iconic 72. ballabrown24 73. mostwanted 74. ShakeItUp 75. HSA 76. Pkrs 77. Pidge 78. Django 79. LonelyNess 80. Incon 81. Raseri 82. Eo Ut Mortus 83. Nelson-X 84. blarajan 85. .Robert 86. MOET 87. xtrashine 88. DestinyUnknown 89. Amarillo 90. SilentVerse 91. A l e x a n d e r 92. The Immortal 93. Seco453 94. Cherub Agent 95. Seafunks 96. vonFiedler 97. Hantsuki 98. Vinc2612 99. DarkLoïc 100. sos 101. B-Lulz 102. ThatsMyLatios 103. Arc Tech 104. Ginku 105. Xx Coren37 106. mfhoundoom 107. WormGuy 108. Rydro 109. Shrang 110. SoulWind 111. srk1214 112. Leman 113. emirinho 114. Annoyer 115. Naru 116. -Green- 117. Bigsamoan187 118. idiotfrommars 119. RainbowCrash 120. TalkingLion 121. Redjar 122. Mew 123. viashinomage 124. tennisace 125. Nexuz 126. Sweet Jesus 127. Oglemi 128. *Note: If you're uncomfortable playing on Pokemon Showdown, matches can be played on Pokemon Online v2, which has also updated to BW2. Thanks to Zracknel for contributing the (pending!) artwork for the tournament!